The President versus David Hicks

Dir: Curtis Levy



82 mins



David Hicks, Terry Hicks, Luke Crowe

“And obviously we gave him the wrong advice, didn’t we?” stepmother Bev observes drily, “because the next we heard he was on his way to Afghanistan to join the Taliban.” Australian David Hicks, incarcerated in a cell in Guantanamo Bay for over two years, has been refused access to a normal trial and has had no contact with family members.

Curtis Levy’s beautiful film charts the journey made by David’s father, Terry, following his son’s trail through Pakistan and Afghanistan in an attempt to understand what led him to become a Taliban fighter. The film addresses major political, moral and ethical issues and questions the asertion that an ordinary man like David Hicks can be labelled, in the words of George Bush, “a killer who knows no country.”

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